How Long Does The Training Take?
To become a nail tech in Alabama you must attend a school for 750 hours or longer or complete an apprenticeship that is at least 1,200 hours. Nail technician programs in AL will teach technical skills, tool use and maintenance, as well as good knowledge of health and safety and even salon management.
If you want to take the apprenticeship route you must receive approval from the Board before you can begin. This is done through an Apprenticeship Application. To qualify for an apprenticeship you must show proof that you have completed educational requirements and that you have a licensed manicurist wiling to take you on and train you. Find a school near you below:
The State Board
The Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is the organization that oversees the beauty professions in the state. They determine how many hours of training are required as well as what course are needed. They also control the licensing process including license renewals. Salon regulations fall under their auspices. They help protect the consumer and the nail professions’s good name through their regulations.
Exams & License
After successfully completing you training either at school or through an apprenticeship you must apply for your license with the State Board. The Board will notify you when your application has been approved, at which point you can apply to take the license exams. In Alabama you must take the writtten exam first.
After you’ve successfully passed the written exam then you can take the practical exam. The practical includes testing on things like Manicure, Polish application, safety and client protection, and so on. Soon after receiving a passing score you will then get your Manicurist license.
Renewal and CE
All manicurist licenses in Alabama are renewed every two years. No continuing education is required.
With license in hand to quickly get employed in a job with a good salary use all means at your disposal: asking for referrals from your school, checking with people you know, and searching online.
Some Nail Technician Schools in Alabama Including Costs
|Mitchell Cosmetology College||116 First Street South Suite 10, Alabaster, 35007||Application Fee $100|
Enrollment Fee $80
Text Books $150
Exam Prep Books $30
School Kit $525
Total Tuition $10,000
|Genesis Career College||7241 Dolphin Street|
|Tuition & Fees: $9,995||Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Esthetician, Barber|
|Wallace State Community College||801 Main Street Northwest P.O. Box 2000 |
|Tuition and fees: $4,440||Many|
|Winonah School of Cosmetology||1870 Chace Drive Number 140, Birmingham, 35244||Tuition: $7800|
Kit Cost: $1,450
|Cosmetology, Natural Hair Styling|
|University Academy of Hair Design||3400 McFarland Boulevard Suite 3|
Non-refundable Deposit $250.00
|Jasper Beauty Academy||1304 1st Street Northwest B, Jasper, 35503||Tuition & Fees: $7,500|
Books & Supplies: $1,300
Alabama Business College – Decatur
Mimi’s Beauty Academy of Cosmetology – Huntsville
Jasper Beauty Academy – Jasper
Center Point Beauty School – Birmingham
Roebuck Beauty School – Birmingham
Premiere Institute of Beauty and Wellness – Center Point
Cambridge College – Cosmetology – Enterprise
Mitchell Cosmetology College – Alabaster
Nail Technology in the US – Schools by State
Nail Care Schools in Canada
Wallace State Community College – Hanceville
Winonah International School – Homewood
Fortis College- Cosmetology Campus – Mobile
University Academy of Hair Design – Northport
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